accident. I’m often too nice, non confrontational, care deeply for others and
don’t like it when anyone’s feelings are hurt. I’m not tidy, neat or organized,
but pride myself on having a very good memory.
in the quilting community for organic fabrics. We were already selling fabrics
retail on our website, www.fabricworm.com
and we were having a very hard time sourcing organic fabrics. We just decided
to do it ourselves.
provide our local community with an opportunity to have access to our beautiful
fabrics, especially our organic fabrics. There were no stores within 100 miles
that carried printed organic fabrics.
When referring to starting our line of fabrics, our main goal was
simple. Get organic cotton in front of young moms and crafters that are
interested in living a greener lifestyle. We knew if it was important to us,
that it must be important to many more like us. Our goal is still the same. We
wish to stay small, independent and a family business, but we want to draw
awareness to why organic cotton in important to our families, our environment
and our World. I also had a personal goal of getting more modern boy prints in
the market place, since I had a seen a real lack there of, while sewing for two baby boys!
environment, but the cotton and the construction of our fabric is superior to
that of standard quilt weight cotton. We feel that if you are going to spend
$10-20 per yard on fabric to make a beautiful quilt, the quilt should be an
heirloom and should last for generations to come.
create a design board with fabric swatches and photographs. We draw some
sketches in pencil, and work on an over all concept. We consider current trends
in pattern and color and then start manipulating our drawings in Photoshop and Illustrator. The second phase of the process is thinking about how each print
will be used by the customer and tweaking repeats of designs to work for the
end user, or eliminating designs based on whether or not we think the end user
will be able to work with the design.
Designs, and we really mesh with their aesthetic. We are confident that our
customers like to have options and we hope to bring on more designers in the
organic bedding, we cook with organic food, and we recycle and compost as much
as possible. We understand that it can be difficult and expensive to change
your entire lifestyle to live green, but every little bit counts. Jason built
this cool tube from our pantry that deposits out to a recycling bin in our
garage, and it fits cans and bottles perfectly, so I think the key is to making
green living fun and easy for the whole family so that it doesn’t feel like a
good work ethics and that anything is possible when you are passionate about
what you believe in. They see me working hard, and sometimes too much, but in
the end they get a real sense of what hard work is about, and how following your
dreams can lead to real successes in life.
family. But we are working very hard to free up more time now that the business
are currently drawing our follow up to Storyboek, which will include more
marine life and our favorite Dutch muses to be released in the Summer! We hope
to work with Dan Stiles and Monaluna again on new collections next Fall, and of
course more basics, and maybe a follow up to Avalon as well.
I like being me 🙂
choose Julia Delpy but she’d have to fake an English accent!